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How to get better performance out of VMware workstation 10?

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Is anyone aware, just off-hand, of any tweaks for VMware Workstation 10 to get better performance out of a Win7 VM?
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Offer the guest more RAM.
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It started with 8GB which is how much the host had. The host being my laptop and the VM being the P2V of my laptop.
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In that case, you need to offer the guest less RAM.  If the host is constantly swapping to disk, it will affect performance.

Try offering the guest 4 GB.
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On the VM go to power management settings under Control Panel and change the power plan to performance.

By default all VM's have this power management setting set this way.

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You cannot assign allhost memory to guest. It will cause excess swapping and both host and guest will underperform
Windows 7 requires 2GB of RAM, so you need to keep that for host and never try to use for vms...
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Great responses..Thank you
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